Who we are
We provide specialist assessment, advice and support for people who have problems with their speech and language. This includes problems with communication, swallowing, stammering and voice difficulties.
We work with patients to help manage and minimise the impact these difficulties can have on their day-to-day lives.
Who is our service for?
This service is available for people over the age of 16, who are registered with a GP in the same area as the service, or for people who are in one our inpatient units.
Referrals for dysphagia (eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties) are made using the referral form and are accepted from GPs consultants, other health professionals and nursing homes that have been trained by the service.
Referrals from health professionals for communication, voice and stammering can also be made using the referral form and are accepted by any health professional.
Where we are based
Who we are
We provide specialist assessment, advice and support for people who have problems with their speech and language.
This includes problems with communication, swallowing, stammering and voice difficulties.We work with patients to help manage and minimise the impact these difficulties can have on their day-to-day lives.
We visit patients in their own homes and also deliver services from local clinics within Knowsley and St Helens. We also offer a confidential online service using Attend Anywhere, for secure video appointments.
Who is the service for?
Our service is here to help people age 16 and over with speech and language problems. To access our service, you will need to have a Knowsley or St Helens GP or be staying in one of our mental health inpatient wards in Knowsley, St Helens, Runcorn or Atherleigh Park.
How to access the service
For referrals for voice problems the patient must have seen an ENT doctor within the last six months.
Self-referrals are accepted for communication, voice and stammering by the patient, family member or carer and are accepted by telephone to the service on 0151 244 3383.
For professionals referring to this service, visit our professionals section.
Communication Matters - www.communicationmatters.org.uk
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists - www.rcslt.org
Whiston Primary Care Resource Centre
Old Colliery Road
The team have a duty therapist, who will return any queries left via voicemail.
What will happen at your first appointment?
One of our speech and language therapists will meet with you and talk to you about your medical and social history, your current difficulties and your expectations of the service. We may need to conduct an assessment if it’s appropriate.